Customer Stories - PSSI

How PSSI manages inventory and streamlines waste operations across an 8,000 acre campus

Customer Stories - PSSI

How PSSI manages inventory and streamlines waste operations across an 8,000 acre campus

PSSI

Peninsula Sanitary Service Inc. (PSSI), provides waste collection, processing and hauling services to the world-renowned Stanford University. In addition to collection of day-to-day waste generated by a large campus population, PSSI also services roll-off debris boxes for a high number of construction projects taking place throughout the massive 8,000+ acre campus.

The primary challenges for PSSI were:

  • Anticipating service needs
  • Managing container inventory

Instead of having to go out and count inventory, I was able to go on the Compology software and know instantly that I have 30 boxes available.

Andrew Pellegrini, Operations Manager, PSSI

Andrew Pellegrini, Operations Manager for PSSI, knew there had to be technology that could help PSSI work smarter to accomplish their tasks, maximize container utilization and streamline their operations.

In the summer of 2016, Pellegrini turned to Compology’s container monitoring solution: rugged in-dumpster cameras and artificial intelligence-powered software that tracks location, fullness and motion-based service verification. With the combination of this data along with access to container images, PSSI hoped to address their main challenges of anticipating service needs and managing container inventory.

With the use of Compology’s container monitoring solution across 104 roll-off containers, PSSI was able to achieve their goals by:

1. Anticipate Service Needs:  Compology’s cameras provided accurate fullness levels and images, delivering error-proof, remote visual verification. Having accurate fullness levels for all containers allowed PSSI to better anticipate service needs, and service each site quicker by scheduling a driver’s day based on each container’s actual service needs.

2. Manage Container Inventory:  For each container, the software shows images and data displaying fullness levels, the container’s precise location and customer information, and the date/time of last service.

I can dispatch our drivers to exact container locations, and they can easily enter work order information without getting distracted. My drivers are happier, and I get accurate data I can actually use.

Andrew Pellegrini, Operations Manager, PSSI

For example, PSSI would often have to switch styles or sizes of roll-off containers for the various construction sites. They would have previously had to check a whiteboard to see how many, what size and what type containers were at the site and walk the yard to see what containers they had available. But Compology resolved that time-consuming and inefficient process by clearly showing what containers were on site and what was available in inventory, allowing PSSI to quickly organize a swap.

Additionally, PSSI realized the benefits for their drivers by pinpointing accurate container locations:

  • Reduced container search time on routes
  • Elimination of manual data entry
  • Simplified daily routes
  • Improved driver focus and safety.

Peninsula Sanitary Service Inc. (PSSI), provides waste collection, processing and hauling services to the world-renowned Stanford University. In addition to collection of day-to-day waste generated by a large campus population, PSSI also services roll-off debris boxes for a high number of construction projects taking place throughout the massive 8,000+ acre campus.

The primary challenges for PSSI were:

  • Anticipating service needs
  • Managing container inventory

Instead of having to go out and count inventory, I was able to go on the Compology software and know instantly that I have 30 boxes available.

Andrew Pellegrini, Operations Manager, PSSI

Andrew Pellegrini, Operations Manager for PSSI, knew there had to be technology that could help PSSI work smarter to accomplish their tasks, maximize container utilization and streamline their operations.

In the summer of 2016, Pellegrini turned to Compology’s container monitoring solution: rugged in-dumpster cameras and artificial intelligence-powered software that tracks location, fullness and motion-based service verification. With the combination of this data along with access to container images, PSSI hoped to address their main challenges of anticipating service needs and managing container inventory.

With the use of Compology’s container monitoring solution across 104 roll-off containers, PSSI was able to achieve their goals by:

1. Anticipate Service Needs:  Compology’s cameras provided accurate fullness levels and images, delivering error-proof, remote visual verification. Having accurate fullness levels for all containers allowed PSSI to better anticipate service needs, and service each site quicker by scheduling a driver’s day based on each container’s actual service needs.

2. Manage Container Inventory:  For each container, the software shows images and data displaying fullness levels, the container’s precise location and customer information, and the date/time of last service.

I can dispatch our drivers to exact container locations, and they can easily enter work order information without getting distracted. My drivers are happier, and I get accurate data I can actually use.

Andrew Pellegrini, Operations Manager, PSSI

For example, PSSI would often have to switch styles or sizes of roll-off containers for the various construction sites. They would have previously had to check a whiteboard to see how many, what size and what type containers were at the site and walk the yard to see what containers they had available. But Compology resolved that time-consuming and inefficient process by clearly showing what containers were on site and what was available in inventory, allowing PSSI to quickly organize a swap.

Additionally, PSSI realized the benefits for their drivers by pinpointing accurate container locations:

  • Reduced container search time on routes
  • Elimination of manual data entry
  • Simplified daily routes
  • Improved driver focus and safety.

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